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  Pastor Joel   Rev. Joel B. Guillemette

Joel has been our senior pastor since July 2006. Three pastoral appointments in Silk Hope, NC; Bath, ME; and Concord, NH, preceded his coming to Sudbury UMC.

As a member of the New England Conference, most of Joel’s service has been in the areas of clergy recruitment, development, and credentialing. In Maine and New Hampshire, he served as a mentor to local pastors in their first years of ministry. In New Hampshire, he was a member of the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. And for ten years, Joel served on the New England Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, leading the Board as one of its two co-chairpersons from 2000 to 2004. Since 2005, he has directed the conference’s licensing school for new local pastors.

In Sudbury, Joel serves as a trustee on the Town’s Housing Trust where he advocates for affordable housing in an area where professionals like teachers, police officers, fire fighters, and religious staffers often find housing costs prohibitive. Joel also participates regularly in the meetings and programs of Sudbury’s monthly roundtable for religious professionals.

Joel is a graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, MA, and the Divinity School at Duke University in Durham, NC. He and his spouse, Wendy, married in 1977 and have been blessed by God with two daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.

  Pastor Joel B. Guillemette
Senior Pastor
    Dr. Elizabeth L. Windsor

Dr. Elizabeth L. Windsor is a professional Christian educator and consultant with 20 years experience in congregations throughout Massachusetts. Christian formation throughout the life cycle is both her profession and her passion. Most recently, she served as the Director of Family Ministries at Christ Episcopal Church, Needham, MA.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, a Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, and received her Doctor of Ministry degree from EDS in May 2009. A two-time recipient of the Adelaide Teague Case Prize for Excellence in Christian Education, her doctoral thesis is entitled God’s Story, Our Story: Narrative Portals for Transformation throughout the Life Cycle. She has also taught prayerful yoga and has leads retreats featuring the integration of prayer and body movement.

Elizabeth lives with her husband, Tom, and their three boys (21, 15 and 10) in Medfield. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys counted-cross stitch, reading, scrap booking, and belly dancing.


Dr. Elizabeth Windsor
Director of Christian Education


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Pam Gillispie



Pam Gillispie joined Sudbury UMC as its first Adult Ministries Coordinator in June 2011. She brings 10 years of Lay Coordination experience. Pam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, is a trained Stephen Leader and Minister, and is a trained Special Education Advocate.

She is currently working towards a Certificate in the Foundations of Aging, from Boston University, and will receive training as a Domestic Violence Counselor this fall. She is a strong supporter of the Restorative Justice process and the integration of “Circles” in the criminal justice system, school settings, and in the church.

Pam and her husband Tom have lived in Acton for 19 years. They have three children
a graduate school student, a college student and a high school student. Her other interests include music, home repair and decorating, gardening and flower arranging, stamp collecting and cooking.


Pam Gillispie

Adult Ministries Coordinator







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Shetal C. Kaye

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